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The artist, sculptor Marylee M. Moreland checks out her creation of artist/cowboy Bill Gollings. Photo by Judy Hagerott.
The artist, sculptor Marylee M. Moreland checks out her creation of artist/cowboy Bill Gollings. Photo by Judy Hagerott.

Saturday morning, over fifty people gathered in front of the Sheridan County Museum to witness the unveiling and dedicate the monument of the late local cowboy artist E.W. Gollings.

Life-size plus ten percent, the eight foot tall bronze sculpture stands in front of the museum facing the Bighorn Mountains, welcoming visitors, but museum director, Nathan Doerr says it also encourages visitors to really think about the West.

Marylee M. Moreland is the artist who created the sculpture and says she got to know Gollings through the books she read about him and reading fifteen year's worth of Gollings' diaries.

Uninterpreted, underrecognized, and an undercelebrated local, Doerr says Gollings loved the West.

Moreland hopes the Golling's statue will help people remember his contribution to the art world.

Bill Gollings passed away in 1932.

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